Hey, y’all! Tucked away on the second floor of the historic Galt House Hotel is my new go-to spot downtown: Jockey Silks. Jockey Silks Bar has been a mainstay of the Louisville Bar Scene since 1972. Originally known for its dark corners and hand-carved wood, the bar shut down in July 2019 for an intense renovation. Trust me when I say this, y’all: it’s stunning. The space is chock-full of dark tones, yet they are inviting, warm, and – as odd as this might be to say – seductive.
Jockey Silks Bar: Redefining Louisville’s Cocktail Scene
An upscale bourbon lounge for the modern traveler and bourbon aficionado, there’s a menu offering for everyone. Though not exclusively bourbon (I’m a gin lover, as y’all know), beginners to experts will be impressed by the curation of spirits.
Pro tip: while there, you can order small bites; or, if you’re really hungry, walk next door and dine at the fabulous new Walkers Exchange.
Winter Old-Fashioned (Bourbon, Sugar, Barrel Bitters, Winter Spices — Dark and Warming)
Jockey’s Manhattan (Bourbon, Averna, Vermouth — Boozy and Herbal)
Kentucky Apple Shine (Brown Sugar Bourbon, Spiced Apple Cider — Spiced and Fresh)
Oaks Philly Mule (Vodka, Cranberry, Lemon, Cassis, Ginger Beer — Fruity and Robust)
Smoke On The Water (Rye Whiskey, Brandy, Vermouth, Bitters, Smoke — Smokey and Bittersweet)
Belle View Suite (Blueberry, Hibiscus, Red Tea, Lemon, Prosecco, Gin — Bright and Bubbly)
Oh – and don’t miss the extensive bourbon flights + bourbon pours!
As a gin lover, I have to say this: I was served the best gin and tonic that I have ever had in Louisville (maybe ever). Served in a Spanish/Portuguese fashion, your choice of gin is mixed with my favorite tonic (Fever-Tree) + topped with juniper berries, plus delicious spices and adornments. Not only was it delicious, it was gorgeous!
Needless to say, I will be returning… for both the impeccable drinks and the immaculate service.
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